European Integration: the EU from West to East
This course is a 4-week joint program on European integration with Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu.
The program will be hosted in summer 2013 from 8th July to 02 August.
The aim of this program is to introduce the European Union, European Institutions, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges. The course will study both the development towards a united Europe and the enduring diversity of national policy, law and geopolitical background (new) member states have to deal with in the process of European integration.
Week I-II: the Netherlands
Location: Utrecht, 08-21 July 2013
The first two weeks (8-21 July) will take place in the Netherlands, a founding member of what is now the European Union. The participants will learn of the European Union (EU), its history, institutional structures, current aims, and future challenges. The course will also analyse how the development of a single market facilitates European economy that now represents almost a third of the total economic output of the world.
Week III-IV: Estonia
Location: Tartu, 21-28 July 2013 and Pärnu, 28 July - 02 August 2013
After the lectures and program in the Netherlands, the participants will spend two weeks in Estonia, an EU-member since 2004. During this time, students will focus on the case of European and Russian relations from political and social perspective, as well as analyze the stance of Russia on Human Rights Law. The objective of the course is to help students grasp the scale and interconnectedness of various challenges that the EU and Russia face today, and to estimate the potential impact of these challenges on the EU-Russia relations.
Russian NGO-s and internaional human rights organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, often criticize the Russian fovernment for deficiencies in the field of human rights. In light of the Russian Federation's participation in the European Convention on Human Rights, the course will also address the main problem areas.
The application deadline is 21 May 2013.
This program awards 8 ECTS credits.
The fee for the whole program is 1790 EUR. This includes tuition, accommodation, transfer by plane from the Netherlands to Estonia, and the cost of the travel and cultural program in Estonia.
PLEASE NOTE: students will receive two transripts of records, one issued by Utrecht University and one issued by the University of Tartu.
For application, please go to How to apply section on our website.